Lavant Horticultural Society, Lavant, Chichester

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With many gardens opening in our area,

this page gives you an up-to-date overview

An enjoyable afternoon out, appreciating the beauty of a garden,

and perhaps getting some ideas for your own.

(or just a good excuse to take a break from the gardening)

This page will be up-dated frequently, so that the garden openings featured are always current ones

Oaklands Park Community Garden & Orchard, Chichester

Well worth a visit - just behind Chichester Festival Theatre. A community orchard of heritage varieties in a wildflower garden. Click picture to find out more.

Monday 8th - Sunday 14th July

The Saturday and Sunday can be very crowded.X

Cowdray Walled Garden, Midhurst

open  Tue – Sun 10am – 5pm

Entry free of charge

A peaceful haven, interesting planting, views to the Downs.

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Carlton Avenue - Saturday 29th June

32 Carlton Avenue, Bognor Regis, PO21 3LR

£3 entry, 2 - 5 pm X

Beautiful town garden with mature planting including raised beds, meandering paths and a few friendly statues along the way.

Stockbridge Gardens – Saturday 29th June

2 Stockbridge Gardens, Chichester, PO19 8RL

£2 entry, 11 am - 4 pm X

Boasting a micro climate of tropical plants, banana tree, kiwi, pineapple plants, olive tree, acer palms and ferns.

Hoe Cottage – Saturday 20th July

Hoe Cottage, Hoe Lane, Flansham, PO22 8NW

£3.50 entry, 2 - 5 pm X

Stunning garden on an undulating site with mature trees and shrubs including a sunny gravel area with a mixture of grasses for sitting on. Shady paths lead through to a spectacular pond and waterfall.

Westhampnett Walkabout – Sunday 21st July

3 Bayleaf Cottages, Stane Street, Westhampnett,

PO18 0NT - £5 entry to all five gardens, 2 - 5 pm X

Five styles of gardens all close to each other. Wide range of flora from different regions with hundreds of species on display. Bayleaf House, Flêurie House, Langley House, The Old School and The Cottage.

Mornington Crescent – Saturday 27th July

2 Mornington Crescent, Felpham, PO22 8HL

£3 entry, 12 - 4 pm X

Charming garden with a nautical theme. Potted plants adorn the deck; small pond with roped bridge; planter lovingly converted from a dingy is a wonderful highlight.

Cream teas and plants available for purchase.

Cokes Farm – Sunday 4th August

Cokes Farm, West Burton, Pulborough, RH20 1HD

£4 entry, 2 - 5 pm X

Two neighbouring and very different gardens, one a large simple country garden with a no-dig vegetable patch and the other an elegant patio garden.

Child-friendly swings, slides and tree house.

Sunday 4th August

Bishop's Palace Gardens, Chichester

Denmans Garden, Fontwell

Open daily 08.00 until dusk - entry free.

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Iconic garden of the late John Brookes MBE, one of Britain’s most influential landscape designers. Award-winning café.

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For full details of local gardens opening for NGS in the next few weeks, click on the garden gate to the left.

... including Sennicotts, just a stone's throw from Lavant, ...

and on our own patch

Chanterelle, Summersdale

If you visit NGS gardens, you can take part in The Nation's Favourite Gardens Competition